Advocate took life at full tilt – Family –

“Myrna had more energy than 10 regular people,” said Anna Scheyett, a friend and colleague. “She was always talking really fast and always moving really fast.”

So it came as little surprise to those who knew her when she went into labor during a meeting of the Legislative Oversight Committee at the General Assembly in Raleigh. It was six weeks before her son’s due date, but Wellons, an obsessive planner, already had her bag packed for the hospital.

Three weeks later, on March 1, Wellons died after a catastrophic stroke related to childbirth. She was 40 years old.

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